Nov 19, 2012 5:00pm PST
and the high court is jeffrey toobin whose writings are widely acclaimed. he's the senior writer at cnn and his book" the oath." thank you for joining us. >> hello. >> eliot: good to see you. like our days at cnn together. >> exactly. >> eliot: you say that president obama is actually counter intuitively the conservative constitutionalist. explain what you mean by that. >> since the 19 1980s since edward meese arrived he said we need to expand executive power end racial preferences to assist african-americans, lower the bearsier between church and state, and above all reverse roe versus wade to ban abortion. that's been the conservative agenda at the supreme court. it's an agenda of change. it's john roberts agenda and it has not yet succeeded. it may never succeed but it is an agenda to change many of the important residents at the supreme court and that's why roberts is the candidate of change. and obama is saying leave things the way they are. >> eliot: you're saying as a matter of constitutional doctrine, row versus wade, on and on, the president said we're happy where things are. >> that's
Nov 8, 2012 5:00pm PST
obama. >> another major major projection cnn now projects pennsylvania will be won by the president of the united states. >> now that pennsylvania has gone blue, if ohio goes blue, what's mitt romney's path to the white house? >> my silent majority that i hoped would be there not only silent but invisible. it is looking very tough right now. for mitt romney. >> you, you know, having managed the michael dukakis campaign are familiar with it. your thoughts on what's going on right now at the headquarters of each campaign. >> giving. >> little bit of what you see here. that's wycliff jean giving an interview. he's one of the many surrogates, you could say -- well, i am, good grief. i'm tired. it is will i am. i'm mixing up my artists here. >> what happened here if what indeed appears to be happening turns out to be so. >> you can hear the tone among some of our republican guests that they're feeling pessimistic. are you feeling pessimistic? >> if you keep this up -- 58.3% of the vote. the republica
Nov 28, 2012 5:00pm PST
, lloyd blankfein told cnn under the right circumstances he could raise taxes on the upper 2%. >> if that's what it took to make the math work, when you look at the entitlement side and the revenue side, i wouldn't preclude that. >> let's go to peter defazio congressman, thank you for joining us. >> thanks, i appreciate the opportunity. >> eliot: you're one of the so-called cliff jumpers. you want to dive over the cliff and say, you know what, it's not going to be so terrible. let's negotiate this patiently. >> it's not such a big fall, so i'm not that brave. the point is the only tax difference people will see on january 1st is the social security holiday goes away. it was a dumb idea and no one is talking about extending that. the other tax cuts, particularly those targeting people at the top, those won't show up in anybody's paycheck for an indefinite period. we would have too to revisit this issue. the second thing that is good about it all the clinton era tax breaks come back. do you remember the clinton era 3.8 unemployment, not bad. job creators were paying more in taxes. good ol'